I love this chair! The color is a perfect red, the leather is thick, supple. excellent quality. It came well packed, though delivery service clearly stacked boxes on it (though labeled fragile) and there was some slight indentation marks of legs on leather. I believe they'll smooth out. It was snap to get base on chair, no problem for one person. This chair is really stylish and comfortable, even without arms. An ottoman would top it off nicely (waiting for the matching ottoman to be available).